What We Know So Far About Justin Vernon’s New Radio Milwaukee Show

The first episode will debut on Sept. 4.

Bon Iver frontman and Eaux Claires Music Festival co-founder Justin Vernon will host a monthly radio show called Song Chest Radio Hour.

The show will debut on Sept. 4 and air exclusively on 88Nine and radiomilwaukee.org. New episodes will air the first Sunday of every month at 5 p.m. Archived episodes will be available after airing at songchest.org and on MixCloud.



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A posting on Bon Iver’s Twitter account on Monday announced the new program: 

A message on the Song Chest Radio Hour website states: “We’ll do some reading. We’ll do some chatting. And we’ll do some singing along as well. It’s the beginning of a long journey; thanks for coming along with us.”

Vernon, who will curate each episode, founded the indie folk band Bon Iver in 2006. Bon Iver released its debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, in July 2007.

Bon Iver will perform in Europe in October and November after having completed the U.S. portion of its 2022 tour. Earlier this year, the band released a 10th anniversary edition of its Grammy-winning album “Bon Iver, Bon Iver.”



Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.